By now you might have seen the unbelievably ugly story of a virulently anti-Semitic flier that was distributed by supporters of Nikki Tinker, the Democrat who is challenging Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) in a primary election.
“Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen and the JEWS HATE Jesus,” reads the flier. “Memphis Christians must unite and support ONE Black Christian to represent Memphis in the United States Congress in 2008.”
So why am I writing about this, apart from my complete disdain for anti-Semites? Because Cohen has also been attacked in the past by black ministers for supporting the inclusion of gays in hate-crimes legislation.